“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
What is AIMS doing currently? The focus is three things: 1) connecting alumni who wish to support overseas missions to our overseas alumni who want (and need) that support, 2) assisting with shipping costs to get medical equipment and supplies to alumni overseas, and 3) soon providing a platform for our overseas alumni to post for coverage when they return home on annual leave. The mission hospitals rely heavily on the mission doctors and may have to completely shut down certain services when the physician goes on annual leave. The mission doctor is often exhausted and stretched to their utmost, desperately needing rest and a break. We envision being able to post the dates on our website six months in advance for those annual leave requests along with the type of physician coverage needed.
At the last APC, two alumni received the annual AIMS Award: Robert R. Wresch ’69 and Tawnya M. Constantino ’94. We applaud and acknowledge their service, dedication, and years of reaching out overseas to those in need through medical missions. We suspect there are many of our alumni going on short-term mission trips, leading and funding worthy projects, and doing community outreach right in their own neighborhoods. Each of our alumni has unique gifts and talents. Maybe yours is connecting with local teens, opening your home for fellowship once a week, writing uplifting poetry, or being a weekly prayer warrior. Please send us your story! Even one paragraph telling us what you do with your talents will be appreciated. Your story could be a wonderful inspiration to your colleagues. We want to post your story online so that we can uplift, encourage, and connect.
(AIMS has migrated from being an independent not-for-profit entity to being a council of the Alumni Association. We have maintained all previous board members who desired to continue with AIMS.)